Overall: 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 11.4 cm )
Silver Weight: 13 oz (troy) 9 dwt (419 g)
engraved: in reserve: "J R" in bright-cut script
stamped: on base: "T U" in a rectangle beside "I. V" in a rectangle
Wrought silver sugar bowl with lid; urn-shaped body on a high, circular pedestal, applied to a square base; corners of the base engraved with foliate motifs; applied rim with a wheel turned band; circular, high domed lid with a horizontally applied rim, decorated with a band of bright-cut bell flowers; lid surmounted with a pineapple finial, cast in three pieces; bright-cut bell flower band below the rim; bright-cut oval reserve suspended from a bow knot with floral swags engraved around the body; reserve engraved, "J R" in bright-cut script; maker's marks stamped on the side of the base.
John Ramage (ca. 1748-1802); probable descent through his third wife Catharine Collins; to their son Thomas A. Ramage (1793-1873), who married Susan Williams (1800-1874); to their son John L. Ramage (1840-1909), who married Eliza Lavinia Dodd (1850-1923); to her brother Samuel L. Dodd (1865-1944); acquired by Thomas Hollander; purchased in 1947 from Hollander's business, Hobby House, by anonymous donor on behalf of N-YHS.
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